Longtime Motley Crue manager Allen Kovac says the band is taking the new tour seriously and members have already been doing some work to get into shape.
“Some of them are working with a trainer, some of them are working with a nutritionist to make themselves the best they can be,” Kovac said. “The greatest insecurity for an artist is: Is anyone going to care about my music? Is anyone going to buy a ticket? We were in November when the discussions were happening, and these guys were already into regimens of how they get ready for a tour.”
“Let’s see what Vince sings like and looks like when the tour goes out,” Kovac added.
Bassist Nikki Sixx said during a news conference announcing the tour, “Honestly, I don’t think any of us thought, when we were on ‘The Final Tour’, we would ever get back together. We weren’t really getting along at that point. We had been together 35 years, and it had been a lot of years on the road. I don’t think we took a lot of time for ourselves off; we were just constantly touring for all that time. And when it came to the end, we broke the band up and everybody went their own ways.”
“It was during the making of ‘The Dirt’ movie, we started working on the script, started being on the set, we started hanging out again together. And I think we really started to realize — without even talking about the music — how much we missed each other. And then that got us to go in the recording studio, which is where the whole thing always starts for all of us.”